Earlier this week FEMA held a news conference about the California fires that “looked like a success in the Bush administration’s effort this week to demonstrate it could respond competently to a disaster”
“Are you happy with FEMA’s response so far?” someone asked.
“I am very happy with FEMA’s response so far,” responded Vice Adm. Harvey E. Johnson Jr.
Yesterday FEMA admitted “the softball questions were posed by FEMA employees, not reporters.”
At a follow-up news conference, Press Secretary Dana Perino feigned unhappiness and anger at FEMA’s fake news conference. “It is not a practice that we would employ here at the White House” said Perino. “It’s not something I would have condoned.”
Really Dana? Not a practice the Bush White House would employ?
We’ve seen the Bush White House force supporters to sign loyal oaths, “eviscerate” the senate testimony of their own department directors and fire all US attorneys that don’t energetically pursue the administration’s agenga.
But a news conference with fake questions? They would NEVER do that- would they?
Dana seems to have forgotten about the whole Jeff Gannon thing…
Gannon first gained national attention during a presidential press conference on January 26, 2005, in which he asked United States President George W. Bush a question that some in the press corps considered “so friendly it might have been planted.”